For winter hiking, Burbank wears Montrail Hurricane Ridge cross-trainers with YakTrax for traction. And here's his secret: He puts on his socks, then steps into two plastic bags before he puts on his shoes. He swears this is the best cold-weather footwear. I remember wearing plastic bread bags in my snowboots when I was a kid in Iowa so my feet wouldn't get cold.
My mother was right after all!